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Old 07-28-2004, 07:28 AM   #1
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Unhappy Booting to broken Gnome installation

Hi. I'm running SuSE 9.1 and I've been using KDE for about a month now and it has worked fine. Yesterday, I was curious to see what Gnome was like so I installed it with Yast, then I logged off and logged into a Gnome session. Gnome is completely broken. There are some icons on the desktop but they have only the default icon, and there is no text anywhere. I can't even shutdown from Gnome, I just have to turn the computer off. Now when I restart, it automatically boots to Gnome (maybe it just restores the last session?) which is completely broken and unusable. Does anyone know how to fix it so it will default back to KDE?
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woooow !
NEVER just turn it off !

from a un-responsive (crashed) KDE or GNOME session hit the keys CTRL+ALT+F2
this will put you into a second login console.

loginto it as root.

'shutdown -h now'
(or substitute -h for -r for a reboot)

when you get to the graphical loggin screen, select Session menu, then select KDE. now login with a username and password, when it asks, tell it to make KDE the new default.


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